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by Ron
18 Apr 2017, 2:49pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Lack of minutes - why
Replies: 13
Views: 12590

Re: Lack of minutes - why

It seems most of the governance is confidential nowadays :( .
http://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/ ... 010417.pdf
by Ron
8 Mar 2017, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hook of Holland to Wesel - any tips?
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Hook of Holland to Wesel - any tips?

I would suggest following the New Waterway into Rotterdam where you will find the start of the Rhein Radweg and follow that to Xanten then cross the river to Wesel. This would not be the shortest route (approx 220km) but is signed throughout and mostly on high quality segregated cycle paths. If time...
by Ron
22 Oct 2016, 11:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Save Tavistock Place cycle route, London
Replies: 6
Views: 2927

Re: Save Tavistock Place cycle route, London

I had a few days in London last year and again earlier this year and stayed in a hotel in the Tavistock area. As I was carrying a case I took a taxi to the hotel on both occasions. Apart from the initial booking instruction there was no conversation either way until we neared the Tavistock area when...
by Ron
27 Sep 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 3246

Re: Pedal power - the unstoppable growth of cycling

A week after the start of the Big Bike Revival on 19th September, figures were released today showing continuing decline in cycling. The 'Transport and Travel in Scotland' report found that 2.2 per cent of people "usually" cycled to work in 2015, down from 2.4 per cent in 2014. Among those...
by Ron
22 Sep 2016, 10:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision
Replies: 46
Views: 3949

Re: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision

My local planning officer has got back to me and it appears they are aware of the failure of the developers to ensure the plans were adhered to. The council will take action if this is not done, but they give no timescale. ..... I wonder too, whether the planning department sees this sort of thing ...
by Ron
21 Sep 2016, 7:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision
Replies: 46
Views: 3949

Re: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision

There is more chance of success if a complaint is lodged at the planning stage, before construction starts. I complained to the LA Planning office after looking at the drawings for a proposed new Lidl store and seeing the dreadful butterfly wheelbenders. They gave me a contact number for a Lidl offi...
by Ron
20 Sep 2016, 2:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision
Replies: 46
Views: 3949

Re: Retail stores lack of cycle parking provision

Checking planning applications and lodging objections where cycle parking had been omitted was one of the tasks carried out by CTC RtR reps, unfortunately CUK gives little support and is not encouraging recruitment so volunteer numbers are dwindling. :( .
by Ron
13 Sep 2016, 2:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highways Road Maintenance And Any Statutory Duty To Consider Cyclists ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2065

Re: Highways Road Maintenance And Any Statutory Duty To Consider Cyclists ?

I've been in the same situation as the OP, unfortunately few cyclists are prepared to complain so we will continue to be ignored.
by Ron
12 Sep 2016, 10:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Right-to-Ride Reps : How many , what are the gaps ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1383

Re: Right-to-Ride Reps : How many , what are the gaps ?

on the Cycling UK website that shows where there are RtR reps (red markers) & local campaign groups (blue/grey markers). I've checked the nearest four blue markers to my location but none is a campaigning organisation. Apparently they have each become affiliated to CTC at some time for their ow...
by Ron
3 Sep 2016, 6:26pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK - Cycleclips
Replies: 1
Views: 5676

Re: Cycling UK - Cycleclips

What is this supposed to mean, can't these people write English? I think most of us will spot the error. The issue of greater concern is use of the words "the Government". Simply ignoring the fact "the Government" (Westminster in CUK speak)doesn't have the authority to determine...
by Ron
18 Aug 2016, 5:48pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Another Member Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Another Member Survey

. What are the questions? I am unable to retrieve the questions since submitting the survey, but they asked just what you as a campaigner do and for how long you have done it. Local planning/ Rights of Way issues/handling TROs etc. Asked about national campaigns you have or have not heard about or ...
by Ron
16 Aug 2016, 11:25pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Another Member Survey
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Another Member Survey

Following the survey a couple of weeks ago sent to members who do voluntary work for CUK, today there is another similar survey specifically designed for those who volunteer for campaigning work(RtR).
CUK management listening?
by Ron
27 Jul 2016, 1:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: big bike revival
Replies: 26
Views: 1298

Re: big bike revival

Reporting on the award of £450,000 from the Scottish Government for BBR in the latest edition of Cycle, PT reports the feedback from officials (following the name change) was simple, "We never really understood what you were all about,but we do now" It does bring into question the campaign...
by Ron
22 Jul 2016, 12:46am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: big bike revival
Replies: 26
Views: 1298

Re: big bike revival

PH wrote:Maybe the situation will look different in a week or two.

.....or eight, according to this..... http://www.voluntarysectorgateway.org/2 ... e-revival/
by Ron
15 Jul 2016, 3:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: big bike revival
Replies: 26
Views: 1298

Re: big bike revival

Not a lot. Despite getting £453,000 from the Scottish government to run this event, the cost of travel with a broken bike to our nearest centre, which is at at Harrogate rather outweighs any possible benefit. Similarly, apparently we must go to Carlisle or Newcastle to visit our nearest Bike Recycli...